Scripting News: This dialog is torturing me.

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This wins the award for the most annoying dialog in existence.

It pops up in Chrome/Mac dozens of times a day.

It’s like a cyber-mosquito.

I think it’s a plot to get me to provide input to algorithms guiding one of their driver-less cars. When the car has to make a decision it farms the task out to one of its slaves (i.e. me). If I choose to click Wait, the car makes a right turn. If I decide to kill the frozen tabs, it makes a left turn. If I leave the dialog up, well, I don’t know what it does.

I hope I’m doing something useful. It’s hard for me to believe that this is just a bug they haven’t gotten around to fixing. No it must have some greater meaning. It must. It must. I’m talking to myself now.


About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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